Meloney Harris

Display Name: 
Meloney Harris
Sort Name: 
Harris, Meloney
Race: 
MixedBlackWhite
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Maid, Beautician
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1895 to Wednesday, December 31, 1902
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Biography: 

First described by the narrator as a "young light negress" (27), Meloney is later referred to by Jenny Du Pre as a "mulatto girl" (394).  She is Belle Mitchell's servant when Flags in the Dust begins, but soon goes into business for herself as a beautician with the money that Simon embezzles from the Second Baptist Church. At the end of the novel Simon is found murdered in her cabin.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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